A general from the US is sent to Afghanistan to 'clean' the situation up after eight years of war in the country. He finds himself amongst tired soldiers and disillusioned politicians eager to leave. In this situation he feels his mission is to 'win' the war, something deemed impossible by everyone around him.Written by
The amount of US troops, both officers enlisted and NCOs wearing and not wearing covers both inside and out is staggering. Most especially when Super Brass are afoot everyone is gigged up and tight. No covers inside unless under arms. See more »
Ah, America. You beacon of composure and proportionate response, you bringer of calm and goodness to the world... What do you do when the war you're fighting just can't possibly be won in any meaningful sense? Well, obviously, you sack the guy not winning it and you bring in some other guy. In 2009, that war was Afghanistan, and that other guy... was Glen.
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Comedy? Drama? - Both missing from this tribute to idiocy.
The film is approximately 2 hours long.
2 hours of a deadly dull attempt to satirize war and those who lead it. Brad Pitts' attempt to convey a rigidly martial soldier, a man of inflexible values and honour is both laughable (and not in a funny way) and cringe-worthy.
Pitts' performance is so over-the-top it actually lands on its feet.
The 'plot' - and I use the word loosely - is as puddle deep as the acting. I don't need constant narration to tell me what going on.
The movie felt like I was watching out-takes, I kept wondering when I'd see something actually happening... right to the end credits.
Poor show all round. Avoid. Pull your own teeth as an alternative.
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